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Posted on: 8/23/04 8:34 AM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 6 people   
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Jules asked if I would write a tip on how to construct a convertible collar with yoke by sandwiching the collar between the yokes. I've always done it this way so I'm often surprised when patterns have you leave an opening in the back neck instead. IMO, the sandwich method is soooo much easier! Please click on the link above for step-by-step directions with photos.

If anything is unclear or if I can improve on anything, please let me know. :-)

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stich girl said... (4/3/12 10:31 PM) Reply
link broken :(
Teeavilnor said... (9/22/08 10:27 PM) Reply
Link not working.
GorgeousFabrics said... (9/24/06 9:23 PM) Reply
Sewluvly, Gigi posted the tip on her new blog, Behind the Seams. You can see it here: Gigi's Collar Tutorial
Sewluvly said... (9/24/06 4:29 PM) Reply
The link on this tip no longer works. Is the information posted somewhere else? I'm attempting the Vogue SB blouse pattern V7903 and several reviews mention this tip.
Larkin said... (9/19/06 7:11 PM) Reply
Dear Gigi, I'd like to learn this technique - I'm working on a man's camp shirt. I can't get to it - can you help? -julia
Elisabetha said... (9/3/04 2:25 AM) Reply
Thank you so much Gigi; I really would love to attend one of your classes; but a bit far from here( I live south of London, UK.
alicia said... (8/27/04 12:42 PM) Reply
Thank you so much!!
SewVeryTall said... (8/26/04 3:00 AM) Reply
Oh ok, thanks wonder I couldn't think of it, I can't imagine anybody actually wearing it buttoned up, lol.
Gigi Louis said... (8/25/04 8:08 AM) Reply
It is called a convertible collar because it can be worn buttoned up completely (there is usually a loop at the top of the facing and a button under the collar - I usually don't bother with that) or worn open.
SewVeryTall said... (8/25/04 4:21 AM) Reply
Excellent technique Gigi. I am apparently having an 'airhead moment'...I can't figure out why this collar is called convertible?
Danvillegirl said... (8/24/04 6:53 PM) Reply
I have used the sandwich yoke method before but never did the collar the way you showed it. Very helpful tip. I hate hand sewing and try to sew as much by machine as possible.
SueV said... (8/24/04 11:44 AM) Reply
OMG that is the best tip ever. I can't tell you how many shirts I made "the other way". This is exactly what I need to make them well... maybe perfect! Thank you sew much!
PVA said... (8/23/04 8:33 PM) Reply
Oops, sorry Gigi -- I just did print it off your web site! (sigh) When I first highlighted, did the print preview thing, it showed page 1 of 3 but nothing -- just a blank page. After posting my first comment I went back to the web site & just continued the print command & voila, just like *magic* I got it, photos & all. Thanks again, you're the greatest!
PVA said... (8/23/04 8:15 PM) Reply
Gigi, thanks so much for this technique -- I have printed it off of the thread on the message board. I would love the photos, but I was not able to print them off your web site. I'm sure I understand the directions without the photos, & I plan to do samples ASAP so I can hang onto the understanding. (At my age hanging on is a sometimes thing. {blush} I love camp shirts, yoked shirts, blouses & etc. This is the *greatest web* site ever!
Tessa said... (8/23/04 4:37 PM) Reply
Sorry Gigi, I just checked again and all the photos showed up fine.
Tessa said... (8/23/04 4:15 PM) Reply
Thanks, Gigi. The collar attachment method was the only thing I didn't like about the KS camp shirt. I'm looking forward to trying your way. I found one small problem, the 7th photo didn't show up in your instructions.
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